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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Woot! A record number of posts in one month since I started this blog!
I have 4 swaps left on my dashboard then I am going to take a much needed break so I can get some things made to sell on etsy. My latest lil honey is for a swap where you were to make your own postage stamp ATC AND it is to be "postmarked". My partner likes nature inspired work and made mention of the Bloodroot leaf so I googled it (there I go learning on the job again) I saw the leaf and it's quite pretty no doubt but then I saw a photo with a bloom and really wanted to do it. I hope she likes the flower too.
 
I used those crappy scissors (made for right handed people so I had to hold the paper all wonky to get the notches right) to make the edges so it looks like a stamp. The background is colored by rust, I let some steel wool rust on bristol board, the flower is done w/acrylics. The postmark is entirely made up since I believe all our mail is cancelled in Rock Creek but it's MY stamp and postmark and that is how I want it :P ...........at the Shores

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majestic-lies said...

Hey, This is Rudexvirus from Swap-bot, That is a-freakin-dorable. :)

Susan HP said...

You are an ART maniac! This is gorgeous, Andrea. Love your Roaming Shores stamp. I would've believed it.

Carole said...

This is sooo cool! I love the idea and the way you did it with the flower makes it look so real. Love this!

CarrieZee

Amy said...

Love that!

 

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